Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 7/10/1812 - 7/5/1814
Taylor’s place and date of birth are unknown. In 1813 and 1814 Taylor gave a portion of his pay (allotment) to a woman named Sarah Taylor. It is not known if she was his sister, mother, or wife.
Taylor enlisted in the navy on July 2, 1812. He joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on July 10, 1812. He was discharged on July 5, 1814 at Boston, Massachusetts.
Battles and Engagements
Taylor participated in victories over HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, and received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money. He was also on board during a truncated war cruise in 1814. During the second battle he manned the train tackle of gun no. 4 on the gun deck, a position he retained in 1814.
Taylor’s date and place of death are unknown.